Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

How important would you say religion is in your own life - very important, fairly important, or not very important?
  1) Very important
  2) Fairly important
  3) Not very important
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very important 63% 63%
Fairly important 23.9% 86.9%
Not very important 12.1% 99%
Don't know/Refused 1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Very important 57.0% 53.7% 57.1% 63.3% 73.6% 77.1% 63.0%
Fairly important 28.8% 28.7% 29.0% 23.2% 16.8% 14.8% 24.0%
Not very important 13.8% 17.3% 12.9% 12.0% 8.0% 7.5% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.3% 1.0% 1.5% 1.6% 0.7% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Very important 53.6% 71.8% 63.0%
Fairly important 28.2% 20.0% 23.9%
Not very important 17.2% 7.4% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Very important 68.2% 67.4% 51.9% 64.1% 62.7%
Fairly important 22.7% 23.7% 28.5% 15.2% 24.3%
Not very important 7.9% 8.9% 18.6% 19.4% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.1% 1.0% 1.3% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Very important 71.6% 61.3% 60.8% 52.3% 52.1% 71.9% 63.0%
Fairly important 20.3% 26.3% 23.5% 30.2% 26.9% 19.6% 23.9%
Not very important 6.9% 11.8% 14.4% 17.4% 19.7% 7.2% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.5% 1.2% 0.0% 1.3% 1.3% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Very important 76.2% 63.9% 62.8% 54.7% 63.0%
Fairly important 15.0% 24.6% 25.2% 27.1% 24.0%
Not very important 7.7% 10.7% 11.0% 17.4% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.8% 1.0% 0.9% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very important 65.0% 63.4% 84.2% 50.7% 63.0%
Fairly important 24.1% 22.5% 10.9% 29.7% 24.0%
Not very important 10.3% 12.2% 4.6% 18.6% 12.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.8% 0.3% 1.1% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Very important 97.1% 86.5% 61.1% 43.7% 36.0% 30.8% 63.0%
Fairly important 2.6% 12.9% 34.9% 41.3% 34.2% 18.5% 24.1%
Not very important 0.4% 0.2% 3.5% 13.4% 28.9% 49.8% 12.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 1.5% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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